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MIT Transforming TowerFamily friendly - adult with child image.

This 65 foot tower, built for MIT’s Centennial celebration, is an on-going research project exploring large-scale active woven structures. The tower is constructed from 36 fiberglass tubes in the form of a biaxial weave to create a woven, textile-like, surface. The tower will be load tested to analyze the dynamics of the structure and its full performance, pointing towards a future of active architecture. This project is aimed at architectural facades, stadium roofs, canopies, display surfaces or other large-scale structures that could smoothly transition from one morphable function to another.

The project team will be present all day and give an artist talk at 11:30am.


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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